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Leaders in every industry face the daily challenge of keeping employees motivated, productive and focused on achieving goals. Yet over the years, Tommy Amaker, Harvard University’s all-time winningest men’s basketball coach, has perfected the art of strategically cultivating winning teams. Since 2007, Amaker has taken Harvard’s basketball program to unprecedented heights, racking up seven Ivy League championships, four…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating some hard truths about workplace cultures, leadership and people management, posing unique challenges to businesses. Fortunately, Stanford University Professor, Jeffrey Pfeffer – a renowned authority on leadership strategy – has a deceptively simple solution: increase profits and improve performance by putting people first. While it may sound counter-intuitive, Pfeffer’s message to leaders in…

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In recent years, boards and investors have started realizing that a strategic approach to managing environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) can significantly boost a company’s bottom line, reputation and ability to compete. They are also realizing that customers, employees and supply chains are closely watching how organizations perform in these areas and holding them accountable. Helping leaders move…

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What does it take to make a hedge fund a runaway success? Few people can answer that question as knowledgeably as Christina Qi, who launched Domeyard, LP, from her college dorm in 2012 with $1,000 of seed money. The company now trades up to a billion dollars per day, relying on Qi’s expertise in financial literacy, artificial intelligence…

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What if social media and related analytics could be leveraged in a way that unites, protects and creates a healthier society, economy and bottom line? Over the last decade, Deb Roy – executive director of the MIT Media Lab, director of the MIT Laboratory for Social Machines, and the newly appointed director of the interdisciplinary Center for Constructive Communication – has been…

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The world’s biggest problems – climate change, crumbling infrastructure and declining social services – can seem unsolvable. But, is there a way to finally overcome long-standing obstacles and make meaningful change happen? According to civic innovator and Harvard Business School Professor Mitchell Weiss, governments that adapt the skills, traits and practices of entrepreneurship are better equipped to innovate and…

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What are the secrets to achieving what seems impossible – and how can we tap into them to fuel our creativity, intelligence and drive?  Drawing on decades of cutting-edge neuroscience, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Steven Kotler answers these questions in his new book, “The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer,” (Harper…

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In the current climate of economic upheaval, organizations are finding a much needed sense of direction and optimism in Nobel Laureate economist Paul Romer’s practical and instructive advice. His surprising message? The future is not as bleak as it seems. Romer, a New York University professor who pioneered the endogenous growth theory, is a former Chief Economist…

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The crushing economic disruption brought on by the pandemic has firms across the world reassessing operations and staffing needs as they plan ahead. But long before the crisis, Dr. Michelle Weise was helping employers and learning providers redesign their hiring and training models to serve a quickly changing workforce made up of adults living and working longer and…

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The success of any organization is inextricably tied to the quality of its leadership. In her work identifying and shaping great leaders, Jennifer Petriglieri, associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD, takes a humanistic approach, drawing on scientific research and evidence-based methodologies that improve leadership at every level of an organization. An award-winning researcher, educator, author and behavioral scientist,…

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Businesses in every sector, especially global corporations, have been waking up to the fact that the only way forward is to convert to sustainable practices – mostly because, as the saying goes, there is no “Planet B.” As firms shift their focus from long-term growth to the long-term survival of their businesses and industries, many decision makers…

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When terms like “zoom fatigue” became part of our lexicon a few months ago, there was a sense remote work would be something temporary – not long-term or possibly permanent. But here we are with many companies instituting virtual work policies that may extend well into next year, and no clear guidance on how to…

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Wondering what business will look like beyond November 3rd? As the U.S. presidential election draws near, anticipation is building along with a palpable sense of uncertainty and anxiety. While no one can predict the future, firms are trying to understand current and anticipated trends in their industry – especially as they relate to global markets,…

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While there were warning signs before the pandemic, its ongoing impact has highlighted the urgent need for a new and different kind of leadership at every level of society – from corporations, non-profits and small businesses to governments, NGOs and institutions. Developing such future forward leaders is at the center of former Princeton University Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter’s work…

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Wondering how your country, industry or investments are doing compared to others and how they might be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Global economist Michael Green has an index for that. Green is CEO of the Social Progress Imperative (SPI), a former senior official in the U.K. Government’s Department for International Development and an expert on quantifying…

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Increasingly, our world is being driven by digitally synthesized information (data) that dictates how we think, learn, consume, work and live. While algorithms, AI and robots help improve efficiency, those who believe they should only be part of the process of interpreting the world around us will find great comfort in Howard Gardner’s mesmerizing new book…

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Even before the pandemic, leaders in almost every sector of business and government were trying to keep up with the demands of an ever-changing digital landscape. That pressure has since been compounded by growing economic, social and political tensions. Such conditions call for the expertise of Linda A. Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business…

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In the last two decades, the internet – and its powerful and ubiquitous derivative, social media – has changed our world at such warp speed that it sometimes feels like a runaway train. If ever there were a conductor to slow us down and get us back on track, it’s MIT digital scientist Sinan Aral. Aral’s…